Call of Duty’s DMZ Mode is Getting Removed from Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone

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Activision has officially announced that, while players will still be able to play the DMZ game mode in the newest iteration of Call of Duty: Warzone, the mode is essentially getting cut off from the rest of the game with the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Season 1.

While players will still be able to access DMZ through the Call of Duty: Warzone section of COD HQ, the mode will essentially not be available through Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This also means that DMZ mode will not affect any progression for Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone going forward, including Battle Pass and store bundles.

This also essentially means that there won’t be any new content coming to the DMZ mode, since it looks like Activision wants to focus on taking what it learned in developing the mode and apply it to the core game. Check out the full statement below.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is kicking off its first season on December 6, and will be getting a new Battle Pass, Aftermarket Parts, and new multiplayer maps. For more details on the game’s first season, check out our coverage of its roadmap.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. For more details, check out our review.

Activision’s statement on DMZ:

We would like to thank the entire community for their support and continued feedback on the DMZ Beta. Infinity Ward and all the development teams who contributed to the creation of DMZ are incredibly proud and delighted to see the enthusiasm and participation that you’ve shown since its release, and to see so many players pouring into the MWZ mode in Modern Warfare III, which has many DMZ-inspired gameplay aspects within it.

Beginning with next week’s launch of Season 1, DMZ Beta players can continue the mode via the Call of Duty: Warzone section of COD HQ. The DMZ Beta will remain fully playable across all current DMZ content, including Al Mazrah, Ashika Island, the Koschei Complex, Building 21, Vondel, as well as all DMZ missions.  The mode will not be available or interact directly within Modern Warfare III or Call of Duty: Warzone which means that progression and any new Modern Warfare III or Warzone content, including Battle Pass or store bundles, will not sync or carry back into this DMZ mode. Also, DMZ progress will not apply to new Battle Passes beginning with Season 1.

We recognize that not having cross progression with Modern Warfare III and Warzone may be frustrating for some players, but we felt now was the time to take all the learnings from the Beta that we could apply toward future development efforts as we evolve this style of play. We also know that many players still enjoy the mode and wanted to ensure that everybody can keep playing, which is why we are keeping a variety of content available. 

Going forward, development teams will continue to evolve these dynamic open world experiences into the future. We look forward to sharing updates when ready.

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